THE SAFEST PLACE IN THE WORLD
We have managed to supply a limited amount of copies of Dick's biography 'The Safest Place In The World'. We do not have online purchasing facilities at present. The UK ordering details are as follows. Please send a cheque for £18:00 including post and packing made payable to DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH to "Peter Grant, Vinyl Offer Ltd, 5b Camden Rd, London, NW1 9LG " and we will mail a copy out to you. For the rest of the World, please EMAIL us for full details!
NOVEMBER 16th FESTIVAL
Dick will be performing in the foyer of the Royal festival Hall on London's Southbank as part of the London Jazz fest. The plan is for Dick to play with the nucleus of his influential DHSS band from the early 90's. The provisonal line up of the band includes ex DHSS players ed Jones, Ike Leo, Alan Weekes, Kenrick Rowe, Jon Gee and Kevin Haynes alongside guest Dave 'Munch' Moore who has worked with Dick many times, notably in MAINSQUEEZE and most recently on 'Blues and Beyond'.
Dick and the band will play a shorter first set to be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast, and then an extended set. More news on times, line-up etc when we have it!
We have avoided mentioning who plays what on purpose. If you can put an intsrument (or instruments) next to each name, then you could win a signed copy of 'Blues And Beyond', along with a signed photo of Dick. (Yes, the runner up WILL get two signed photos!) If you think you know who plays what, email the Webmaster Pete Grant at the email address below! (posted 2/08/02)
Dick's second solo album, WOZA NASU, is set to be re released by VOICEPRINT in the Autumn. The set, also previously released as 'Where One Is' will feature the original album, plus an unreleased bonus track, called "I.S.A's", and is over seven minutes long. We will soon publish an interview with Dick on the site about the album.
Dick was nominated for a WC Handy award for Best comeback Album. The ceremony was held in Memphis in May, and although Ike Turner won the award, Dick was in attendance and was able to perform at a Howling Wolf memorial show alongside Hubert Sumlin, Charlie Musselwhite and Kid Ramos amongst others.
BLUES AND BEYOND UK AVAILABILITY
We are about to offer the 'Blues and Beyond'
album for sale via the site. Details to follow very soon!
PICK 'N' TELL
Dick Heckstall-Smith has appeared on three tracks of the recently completed Goodall, Bailey, Brown album, "Pick 'n' Tell". Producer Pete Brown describes the monline from November, 2001usic as being "Merseybeat meets Otis Redding". Dick plays on three tracks, providing a wonderful solo on "Alone Again". The Cd will be available to purchase late 2002. More information when we have it.
More news will appear on this page!